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Borrowed Time (Atari ST)

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Description

Borrowed Time is set in mid-1930's. The player assumes the role of a private investigator named Sam Harlow, who has to solve the kidnapping of his ex-wife Rita Sweeney. At the beginning, he runs away from two thugs, who want to kill him for an unknown reason. They fail, and he begins to search the town for clues, asking its inhabitants for information. But if the player makes a wrong move, Sam dies - killers come from nowhere and murder him...

The player has to type in combinations of verbs and nouns to make an action. Locations are described in text form and presented by pictures, the latter often providing additional information not contained in the text description.

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Borrowed Time Atari ST Inside the G & W building.
Borrowed Time Atari ST The beginning of the game
Borrowed Time Atari ST Exploring the town
Borrowed Time Atari ST Hi Bruce

Alternate Titles

  • "Time to die..." -- Mastertronic re-release title

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ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Apr, 1986 9.5 out of 10 95

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There is a hidden picture known as "Yummy". It shows Brian Fargo (the boss of Interplay) cutting off the head of an unnamed programmer, according to Rebecca Ann Heineman, who was a programmer there at the time.
POMAH (35663) added Borrowed Time (Atari ST) on Jun 11, 2003
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